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Stephanie InnesPRIMARY CONSULTANT STEPHANIE INNES-BERRYMAN

Background

Stephanie Innes-Berryman has worked as a consultant and corporate trainer for the past 15 years. She has been in the field of Organizational Development for 10 years, providing hands-on, practical support in employee engagement, leadership development and management skills training. In addition to her consulting work, Stephanie is an instructor with the BCIT Associate Leadership Certificate.

AWARDS

Stephanie has a strong background in curriculum design and program development. Her Mental Illness First Aid Course won the United Way Community Spirit Award and the Canadian Society for Training and Development Training Excellence Award Honourable Mention for Best External Training Program. Stephanie also led the Provincial Violence Prevention Steering Committee in developing award-winning provincial violence prevention curriculum for all healthcare workers.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Stephanie has worked extensively in municipal environments, not for profits and operations based workplaces. Stephanie is a skilled trainer and facilitator. She teaches leadership and management courses for BCIT's Leadership Associate Certificate.

Stephanie has facilitated groups in conflict, delivered team building sessions and has a strong background in building multi-faceted leadership development programs.

EDUCATION

Stephanie completed her Masters in Leadership through Royal Roads University in 2011 with a focus on how managers can positively impact employee engagement. Stephanie also has an undergraduate degree in English and a Bachelor's of Education with a specialization in Curriculum Design.

Stephanie draws on her previous experience managing twelve employees in a unionized environment when consulting and teaching.

LEADERSHIP PHILOSOPHY

Stephanie believes strongly in leading by example. She is a values-based leader with an approach of servant leadership. Stephanie's goal is to develop strong leadership skills and a passion for building a positive workplace in all of the individuals she works with. All of her courses are practical and oriented to immediate application. Any customized solutions that she offers are designed with the input of participants and developed to meet their specific needs.

TEAM

In addition to Stephanie's skill sets, she is part of a strong network of consultants who she draws on regularly to support the programs that she develops. Consultants Stephanie works with have expertise in training, coaching, communications, values-based leadership, and organizational systems development.

I had the pleasure of working with Stephanie on several large training interventions delivered to the Ministry of Housing and Social Development. She was responsive to my requests, extremely organized and was exceptional to work with. As a result of this relationship we were able to achieve outstanding results.

Sally Herbert
Former Manager, People & Organizational Development, Ministry of Housing and Social Development​​

DAVE KIDD

Background

Dave Kidd has been leading various Public Works Departments with different municipalities for nearly two decades. He takes a participative and collaborative approach to leadership. As a values-based leader, he seeks opportunities to get input from others and considers meeting the goals of the organization to be a collaborative effort of his entire team. Dave works hard to create a clear vision of where everyone should be and incorporate the team's ideas to make that vision happen. This leadership style translates well to the development of customized learning solutions based on collaborating and valuing input from course participants.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Dave draws on his experience managing employees in various roles including Unionized Supervisor, Exempt Manager and Director in both small and large organizations. Dave’s experience provides hands-on, practical support in:

  • employee engagement
  • emotional intelligence
  • effective communication
  • leadership development
  • management/supervisory skills

Dave has delivered Customized Leadership Development Programs for both large and small organizations, working extensively in municipal environments, and operations based workplaces.

In addition to his consulting work, Dave is an instructor with Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

EDUCATION

Dave has a B.Sc. in Environmental Sciences and an Associate Certificate in Leadership.

Great instructor, was clear, prepared, knowledgeable and relatable.

Instructor was very clear and knowledgeable. Related well with the work environment.

A great speaker with knowledge of what he was speaking about.

Very interactive with participants while being very patient.

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